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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Firearms (Including Long Guns, Pistols) => General Ammo, Reloading, Bullet Casting, & Ammo Craft => Topic started by: NewRiverGeorge on September 11, 2014, 01:14:11 PM

Title: Nosler Custom Competition 77gr 224 vs Sierra Match King
Post by: NewRiverGeorge on September 11, 2014, 01:14:11 PM
Any opinions on either of these bullets for an AR (Colt 6920)?  Will both fit in a pmag?  I hear good about both but I was wanting to hear from you guys on this.

Thanks in advance,

NewRiverGeorge
Title: Re: Nosler Custom Competition 77gr 224 vs Sierra Match King
Post by: NWPilgrim on September 11, 2014, 04:32:20 PM
I load both of them no problem, as well as Hornady 75 gr BTHP.  Seat just short of maximum cartridge length and they function fine in GI and PMAG mags.  I easily get .75" groups with both brands and could not say one is better than the other.  Usually easier to find Nosler seconds or bulk packs at significant savings.  Never have seen any discount packages or seconds for Sierra.
Title: Re: Nosler Custom Competition 77gr 224 vs Sierra Match King
Post by: NewRiverGeorge on September 12, 2014, 05:14:17 AM
Thank you for your reply.  Would you rate the Hornady 75s just as good?
Title: Re: Nosler Custom Competition 77gr 224 vs Sierra Match King
Post by: NWPilgrim on September 12, 2014, 08:42:51 AM
For me at least, Hornady is just as good for both the 75 gr and the 68 gr BTHP.  Once I get a load down to .5 - .75" I figure I am the limiting factor beyond that.  My AR15s are service grade, none are precision rifles, so I figure that is good enough.   
Title: Re: Nosler Custom Competition 77gr 224 vs Sierra Match King
Post by: Duc1 on November 05, 2014, 03:06:45 PM
All are as good as the other.  It will depend on your particular rifle, which it likes best.  If memory serves me, the Colt, being Mil Spec has a 1/7 twist barrel so It has the potential to shoot the heavy for caliber bullets just fine.  Buy some of each and see what it likes.  I've settled on the 69 Sierra Match King for shooting when groups are important.